Gardening is one of my favourite activities to do outside with my kids and we love looking to great children’s books for guidance. We have always looked for creative ways to garden with kids. This collection of amazing garden books for kids is going to set you on your path to building a beautiful home garden and growing a connection between your kids and the earth.
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My mother loved her garden. As a child, I didn’t understand why she loved gardening so much. In time, she invited me into the garden to help. I always remember when she gave me my own little garden patch. I filled it with pink and yellow flowers. I cared for the garden and that sparked a lifelong love of gardening in my heart.
Now, I am always looking for ways to get my kids in the garden. Whether it’s planting a bee garden, a vegetable garden or creating garden crafts – I want my kids to understand the joys of getting their hands dirty in the soil.
This is why I pulled together this collection of children’s books about gardening. My hope is these books will help families plan, build, grow and harvest their own veggies and flowers. No matter what your skill level, there’s a book in here for you. There are so many creative ways to garden in even the smallest of spaces. Hope these garden books spark a lifelong love of gardening in your kids!
The Best Garden Books for Kids
My First Gardening Book: 35 Easy and Fun Projects for Budding Gardeners by CICO Kids This book provides 35 projects – from planting, growing to harvesting and garden crafts. Very informative and clearly laid out. Great for beginner gardening kids and adults.
Easy Peasy: Gardening for Kids by Kristin Bradley Easy Peasy: Gardening for Kids is a beautifully illustrated introduction to gardening. The projects may seem a little more advanced, but the instructions help lead you along.
Let’s Get Gardening by DK takes kids through the creation of gardening projects that are great for folks with any size garden. From small projects, using recyclables to big gardening bed projects. There’s something for every garden space.
Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy – I love a themed garden, especially when gardening with kids. Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots give readers the inspiration and instructions for planting 12 themed gardens. Like a pizza themed garden, planted in a circle with “slices” of different pizza ingredients.
From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons – This book belongs in every little gardener’s library. Gail Gibbons creates books that invite children into the garden through illustrations, simple and informative text. Kids will learn how plants grow and what they need to grow, in From Seed to Plant.
How Do Plants Grow? by G.A.Sealy – If your child is curious about the science behind how plants grow then read this book. From the Young Scientist Series, Kelvin and his Dad will teach kids about photosynthesis and the amazing science behind plants.
The Little Gardener: Helping Children Connect with the Natural World by Julie Cerney – The Little Gardener is a wonderful book for families to read together. The pages are rich with text and illustrations that will take readers through all aspects of gardening. Divided into Dreaming, Crafting and Growing sections, with journaling prompts and teachable moments throughout.
Gardening with Emma: Grow and Have Fun by Emma Biggs – Meet Emma and she will take you and your kids through everything you need to know about gardening, from a kid’s perspective. The colourful photos and informative text give this book an incredibly positive energy. Kids will want to get their hands dirty (and check out the bugs) after reading this book.
Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play and Enjoy Your Garden by Renata Brown – The Gardening Lab is for those kids who like to get a little crafty and creative. Filled with projects and experiments that will turn your garden into a learning space for endless experiments.
Garden Journal: A Kid’s Gardening Journal Planner by Alice Cantrell An important part about planting a garden is recording your results and writing down your dreams for your garden. A garden journal is a tremendous tool for any gardener and this was lovely for kids.
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